‘Literate needs to be educated’: BJP MP targets Microsoft CEO on CAA statement

‘Literate needs to be educated’: BJP MP targets Microsoft CEO on CAA statement

BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi. Image: Twitter/@M_Lekhi

New Delhi, January 14

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s statement that “CAA is just bad for India” has not gone down well with the BJP, and party MP Meenakshi Lekhi trained guns at the corporate biggie on Tuesday.


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Calling it a “perfect example” of “How literate need to be educated”, Lekhi tweeted: “Precise reason for CAA to grant opportunities to persecuted minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“How about granting these opportunities to Syrian Muslims instead of Yezidis in USA?”

 This outburst came after on Monday, the Microsoft CEO spoke out against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act and was quoted as saying: “I think what is happening is sad...It’s just bad...I would love to see a Bangladeshi immigrant who comes to India and creates the next unicorn in India or become the next CEO of Infosys.”

Though Microsoft promptly tried to make ammends and issued a fresh statement by Nadella, and said “Every country will and should define its borders, protect national security and set immigration policy accordingly. And in democracies, that is something that the people and their governments will debate and define within those bounds,” said the India-born CEO.

“I’m shaped by my Indian heritage, growing up in a multicultural India and my immigrant experience in the United States. My hope is for an India where an immigrant can aspire to find a prosperous start-up or lead a multinational corporation benefitting Indian society and the economy at large.” —IANS

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